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A New Tax System (Personal Income Tax Cuts) Act 1999

  • - C2004A00459
  • No longer in force
Act No. 69 of 1999 as made
An Act to implement A New Tax System by reducing personal income tax rates and increasing family tax assistance, and for other purposes
Originating Bill: A New Tax System (Personal Income Tax Cuts) Bill 1998
Date of Assent 08 Jul 1999
Date of repeal 10 Mar 2016
Repealed by Amending Acts 1990 to 1999 Repeal Act 2016
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A New Tax System (Personal Income Tax Cuts) Act 1999

 

No. 69, 1999


 

 

 

 

A New Tax System (Personal Income Tax Cuts) Act 1999

 

No. 69, 1999

 

 

 

 

An Act to implement A New Tax System by reducing personal income tax rates and increasing family tax assistance, and for other purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Income Tax Rates Act 1986                      3

Schedule 2—Consequential amendments of other Acts                                   7

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936                                                                              7

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997                                                                              7

Schedule 3—Application                                                                                                     8

 


A New Tax System (Personal Income Tax Cuts) Act 1999

No. 69, 1999

 

 

An Act to implement A New Tax System by reducing personal income tax rates and increasing family tax assistance, and for other purposes

[Assented to 8 July 1999]

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the A New Tax System (Personal Income Tax Cuts) Act 1999.

2  Commencement

             (1)  This Act commences, or is taken to have commenced:

                     (a)  after all the Acts listed in subsection (2) have received the Royal Assent; and

                     (b)  on the day after the last day on which any of those Acts received the Royal Assent.

             (2)  These are the Acts that must have received the Royal Assent for this Act to commence:

                     (a)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999;

                     (b)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Administration) Act 1999;

                     (c)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition—Excise) Act 1999;

                     (d)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition—Customs) Act 1999;

                     (e)  the A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax Imposition—General) Act 1999.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendment of the Income Tax Rates Act 1986

  

1  Paragraph 20C(1)(b)

Omit “taxpayers’”, substitute “taxpayer’s”.

2  Subsection 20C(1)

After “Schedule 7”, insert “(as in force immediately before the commencement of the A New Tax System (Personal Income Tax Cuts) Act 1999)”.

3  Paragraph 20C(2)(a)

Omit “1997‑98”, substitute “2000‑01”.

4  Paragraph 20C(2)(b)

Omit “taxpayers’”, substitute “taxpayer’s”.

5  Subsection 20C(2)

Omit “$1,000”, substitute “$2,000”.

6  Paragraph 20D(1)(b)

Omit “taxpayers’” (wherever occurring), substitute “taxpayer’s”.

7  Subsection 20D(1)

After “Schedule 7”, insert “(as in force immediately before the commencement of the A New Tax System (Personal Income Tax Cuts) Act 1999)”.

8  Paragraph 20D(2)(a)

Omit “1997‑98”, substitute “2000‑01”.

9  Paragraph 20D(2)(b)

Omit “taxpayers’” (wherever occurring), substitute “taxpayer’s”.

10  Subsection 20D(2)

Omit “$2,500”, substitute “$5,000”.

11  Subsection 20E(2) (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for resident taxpayer

 

Column 1

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

Column 2

The rate is:

exceeds $20,000 but does not exceed the adjusted tax-free threshold

13%

exceeds the adjusted tax-free threshold but does not exceed $50,000

30%

exceeds $50,000 but does not exceed $60,000

42%

exceeds $60,000

47%

Note:       The heading to section 20E is altered by omitting “$20,700” and substituting “$20,000”.

12  Subsection 20S(3)

Omit “$1,000” (wherever occurring), substitute “$2,000”.

13  After subsection 20T(3)

Omit “$2,500” (wherever occurring), substitute “$5,000”.

14  Clause 1 of Part I of Schedule 7 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for resident taxpayer

 

Column 1

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

Column 2

The rate is:

exceeds $6,000 but does not exceed $20,000

17%

exceeds $20,000 but does not exceed $50,000

30%

exceeds $50,000 but does not exceed $60,000

42%

exceeds $60,000

47%

 

15  Clause 1 of Part II of Schedule 7 (table)

Repeal the table, substitute:

 

Tax rates for non-resident taxpayer

 

Column 1

For the part of the ordinary taxable income of the taxpayer that:

Column 2

The rate is:

does not exceed $20,000

29%

exceeds $20,000 but does not exceed $50,000

30%

exceeds $50,000 but does not exceed $60,000

42%

exceeds $60,000

47%

16  Amendment of listed provisions

Each of the following provisions is amended by omitting “$5,400” (wherever occurring) and substituting “$6,000”:

Paragraphs 12A(3)(b) and (4)(b)

Subsection 12A(6) (definitions of adjusted tax‑free threshold and tax‑free threshold increase)

Subsections 20(1) and (2)

Subsection 20C(2)

Subsection 20D(2)

Subsection 20E(3) (definitions of adjusted tax‑free threshold and tax‑free threshold increase)

Subsection 20F(3) (definition of tax‑free threshold increase)

Subsection 20G(5) (definitions of tax‑free threshold and tax‑free threshold increase)

Section 20H (definition of tax‑free threshold increase)

Subsection 20U(1) (definitions of section 20C tax‑free threshold increase and section 20D tax‑free threshold increase)

Subparagraph 2(b)(ii) of Division 2 of Part I of Schedule 8

Paragraph 2(b) of Part I of Schedule 10

17  Amendment of listed provisions

Each of the following provisions is amended by omitting “$20,700” (wherever occurring) and substituting “$20,000”:

Subsection 20E(1)

Subparagraph 2(b)(ii) of Division 2 of Part I of Schedule 8

Paragraph 2(b) of Part I of Schedule 10


 

Schedule 2Consequential amendments of other Acts

  

Income Tax Assessment Act 1936

1  Amendment of listed provisions

Each of the following provisions is amended by omitting “$5,400” (wherever occurring) and substituting “$6,000”:

Subsection 23AF(17E) (definition of tax free threshold increase)

Subsection 23AG(5B) (definition of tax free threshold increase)

Paragraph 221YDA(1)(g)

Subparagraph 221YDA(2)(a)(iv)

Income Tax Assessment Act 1997

2  Paragraph 388‑55(2)(a)

Omit “$20,700”, substitute “$20,000”.

3  Paragraphs 388‑60(1)(a) and (b)

Omit “34%”, substitute “30%”.


 

Schedule 3Application

  

1  Application

(1)        Subject to subitem (2), the amendments made by this Act (except items 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9 of Schedule 1) apply to assessments for the 2000‑2001 income year and later income years.

(2)        The amendments of paragraph 221YDA(1)(g) and subparagraph 221YDA(2)(a)(iv) of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1936 made by item 1 of Schedule 2 to this Act apply for the purposes of working out amounts of provisional tax (including instalments) payable for the 2000‑2001 income year and later income years.

 

 

 

[Minister’s second reading speech made in—

House of Representatives on 2 December 1998

Senate on 10 December 1998]

 

 

(214/98)